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Forces, Friction & Movement

Forces, Friction & Movement

Learn how the 3 Laws of Motion apply in daily life

Learn how objects really move

In this workshop we’ll look in depth at how push and pull forces act to move objects… especially toys!
Also explore what variables impact friction between two surfaces and how this impacts on object movement.
Rotational forces are explored in a variety of objects as well as we spend time ensuring that the kids understand how inertia works. Newton would be happy here!

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Every holiday period, Fizzics Education present holiday programs workshops for local council libraries, vacation care centres, OOSHC and at our own venues. These workshops are designed to cater for a wide range of ages, even the adults join in! Book early to avoid disappointment. A school holiday program treat!

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  • Appropriate for ages 5 and up with a maximum of 30 children per class.
  • Access to 1 electrical power socket and 10 tables arranged around the room.
  • Chairs are not required.
  • Duration 60 or 90 minutes, set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes



  • $450 inc. GST for a 60 minute workshop or $540 for a 90 minute workshop for 30 kids.
  • $690 inc. GST for a 60 minute show for 60 kids.

Call 1300 856 828, or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your site.
For sites outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this workshop can visit your site as part of a regional visit

We don’t charge per site as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your office. Most sites tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions please contact us.

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Science Workshop Activities

Spin spin spin

Once the disks spin they hold their angle due to inertia

Rocket carts

For every action there's an equal & opposite action

Mega hoberman spin

As collapsing spheres spin they speed up...why?

Space station twirl

Learn how gyroscopes are used on International Space Station

Gyrating gyros

Create balance in the gyroscopes with a bit of speed

Skateboard shuffle

Investigate push and pull forces

Pendulum swing

Does the weight or length of string affect the speed?

Rocket launch

Release pressure to make it fly!

Euler's disc

A lack of friction allows movement to go for a long time

Magnetic levitators

Levitate the magnets and watch them spin with very low friction

Magnet mayhem

Investigate the interaction of a variety of magnets

Dropper poppers

Store and release energy with a spring!

Vortex fog rings

Transfer force with air vortices

Gyro rings

Pull the rings up against gravity as they spin

Newton'c cradles

The classic force transfer toy

Tornado tubes

Make a tornado in a bottle.

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